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New Riders of the Purple Sage Live at Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden on 1973-03-18


Topics Live concert


SET ONE:
I Don't Know You
One Too Many Stories
Rainbow
It's Alright With Me
Teardrops In My Eyes
Lochinvar
Truck Driving Man
Contract
Take A Letter Maria
School Days
Long Black Veil
Hello Mary Lou
Henry
Crazy Arms
Sutter's Mill
California Day
Sweet Lovin' One
Connection
Whiskey

SET TWO:
Cold Jordan
I Hear A Voice Callin'
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Groupie
She's No Angel
You Should Have Seen Me Running
I Don't Need No Doctor
Portland Women
Glendale Train
Last Lonely Eagle
Louisiana Lady
Honky Tonk Women
Willie And The Hand Jive
ENCORES:
The Race Is On
Johnny B. Goode


Collection NewRidersofthePurpleSage
Band/Artist New Riders of the Purple Sage
Date March 18, 1973
Venue Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden
Location New York City, NY

Source FM Broadcast
Lineage FMMR > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN - WNEW-FM Broadcast 7 inch, 7-1/2 ips., 1/4 track, BASF LP35LH Master Reels (Dolby OFF). Patches from FmMC>C>DAT>CD
Taped by Barry Glassberg
Transferred by A>D by Mark Cohen; CD>SHN by Noah Weiner


Notes

John Dawson - rhythm guitar, vocals
David Nelson - lead guitar, vocals
David Torbert - bass, vocals
Buddy Cage - pedal steel guitar
Spencer Dryden - drums

Guests: Jerry Garcia, Keith Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bob Weir, and Ramblin' Jack Elliot

Reviews

Reviewer: rubyclaire-nc - - October 8, 2013
Subject: I was there!
I was 16 and although I liked the Dead from records, I'd never seen them live, and this was the first time I'd seen Garcia and Weir. Bobby wore a Nudie suit, white with rhinestones, perhaps. (The lights reflected off it in all directions.) I remember this being a wonderful New Riders concert with their special guests; can't wait to listen to it now, 40 years later.
Reviewer: jerdan45 - - August 6, 2012
Subject: Wow brings back memories
ok dispite the dead air it is great i love and remember the wnew broadcasts too bad no more radio stations like that anymore, love it, thanks for post a rare gem
Reviewer: mcbacuma1 - - August 6, 2012
Subject: Fantastic
This is a must have all around. Sound quality is great (especially for a 1973 FM broadcast), show is great, and there are a few random guests that make it even better!

@ scozac- I was at the (most underrated venue) Aladdin show that you speak of, and it was incredible. Sless and Buddy were amazing, as was the entire performance. Saw DNB at Mt Tabor a couple months ago and was blown away as well. Wish I were seeing these guys at String Summit next weekend at Hideout!

Get this show if you don't already have it
Reviewer: Steve Swartz - - June 5, 2011
Subject: Fixed!
the stream is fixed. so are the mp3's. enjoy.
Reviewer: SkyDawg - - July 7, 2009
Subject: Fix Me!
What a shame that the stream is messed up here, (although the files are fine), because this is one fine performance! The Grateful Dead had just lost founding member Pigpen less than two weeks earlier. They had committed to a tour and found themselves on an off night and decided to drop in old friends the NRPS. What you will (or would if the streaming files were fixed)is a great little show with the New Riders and most of The Grateful Dead. I guess the Dead needed friends around because the gospel songs reflect their recent loss of Pigpen. The New Riders sound inspired and play a great show. Download the files even though the stream here is messed up and skips many songs.
Reviewer: scozac - - December 4, 2008
Subject: GO LOSSLESS!
Looks like the shn files are okay. Go Lossless for higher quality!

Just saw NRPS and Moonalice last night at the wonderful Aladdin Theatre in good ole Portland, Oregon. NRPS brought the crunchiest sound I've heard them play, with 2 drummers, the guy from David Nelson Band and the occasionaly sit in by Barry Sless from DNB and Moonalice, sometimes Phil and Friends was sweet cosmic country psychedelia, just the way it's supposed to be!

Oh yeah, this show , 3-18-73 has a bunch of the Grateful Dead sitting in at various points, a nice latter day collaboration!
Reviewer: Sluggo714 - - December 18, 2007
Subject: Surprised
Surprised that nobody's mentioned this before, but if you look at MANY of the MP3 tracks they come in at 11K or 14K and have no data. And it's a shame because the show is so great- both setlist and sound quality- and the guests! Oy!. Henry with Jerry on Banjo effin' R-O-C-K-S!
Reviewer: pocobear1 - - October 29, 2006
Subject: grat times of past
Growing up with a hip crowd in brooklyn I was fortunate to see shows at the fil E. Academy,dead in central park, Queens,bronx, and one show in brooklyn,the riders were a staple on many tours this show is awesome
Reviewer: darthkards - - August 16, 2006
Subject: download
maybe its me.. but i noticed that the regular mp3.zip is under two meg. when downloaded and played this wont work. i tried it. so i then figured i would try the other one that is over 30meg. that one should work. not sure tho. thats the vbr.zip tho. not sure what that means. i usually dont go for those for some reason. i forget why now tho. what is the story with the mp3.zip then??
Reviewer: mid-maine - - June 16, 2006
Subject: doctor
whaaathe . . . ? i'm so glad i found this one. actually, i'm downloading and burning for an old pal, but guess it'll be in my collection now.

"i don't need no doctor" features jerry on electric guitar with blistering leads. man, that's good. while things are hit and miss, sloppy in some spots, the fun factor here is on HIGH.

what a treat. new york and frisco heads were spoiled for the better part of three decades. of course, frisco heads got the golden chalice, but metropolis was a close second.

the djs have it right to say, 'gee, golly, things seem rather more amplified tonight, don't you think?' 'yeah, gosh. i don't think i've ever seen the riders more electric.' we needn't wink or elbow nudge to know what that's all about.

check out how bobby mellows the crowd for a blissful mini-acoustic set. right where it all needs to be.

awesome versions of old nrps favorites and fab collaborations. more than passable sound, though somewhat variable and muffled.
Reviewer: bangtailpoet - - January 15, 2006
Subject: Great NRPS Show
This is an excellen FM NRPS show, with some nice guest spots by members of the Grateful Dead. The opening solo set by Ramblin' Jack Eliot also circulates, and is worth searching out; it, too, is excellent.
Reviewer: marklbinder - - January 1, 2005
Subject: One of the finest NRPS concerts I ever heard
My buddy and I went 'way out on Long Island to visit his cousin that night...I took my cassette deck and tuner, and had to wire up the antenna to a window screen to get a good signal. I played that tape into the ground for years!! At the beginning of the broadcast, the WNEW deejays were b/s-ing, and one said to the other, "I don't know who's here tonight, but they unloaded an awful lot of guitars!" I've been looking for this replacement for over twenty years! Rating is for the concert, not for the quality.
Reviewer: kwismexer - - November 29, 2004
Subject: The N.R.P.S. album...
...has jerry, and bob listed as members of the band. it was their side gig
Reviewer: corester - - November 29, 2004
Subject: GET IT TRUST ME
I forgot all about this show We had 4th row on the side Jerry came out on. We thought there would be suprises cause it was GD's off night. But Jerry on BANJO was sweet. This is A MUST 4 ne who likes any of these guys. I don't think they ever did this b4 or after with Jerry on Banjo,Bobby singing .Donna Jean. Keith. I'll never 4get this night as HIGH as I was
Reviewer: mardon - - September 13, 2004
Subject: With Garcia and Weir
I'm surprised no one has commented on this one since it has Garcia (on banjo and pedal steel I believe) and Weir, as well as Keith and Donna. I also like that it has Dave Torbert on vocals on some tunes. The sound quality is pretty good, too. The only negative is that there's a lot of dead air between some of the songs.
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